Re: [asa] Re: How to approach YECs was Empiricism, Faith and Science

From: Paul Seely <>
Date: Sat Sep 30 2006 - 03:10:54 EDT

Gordon wrote,

I think that many of the "Biblical" arguments that I have seen or heard
for the YEC position employ hermeneutical principles that would not be
endorsed by the average Christian influenced by YEC teaching.

I don't mean to imply that all YEC spokesmen are guilty of all of them or
that they are the only ones that commit any of them. Here is my list:

           YEC Principles of Biblical Interpretation

A. General Principles
   1. Rely on an English translation, presumably the King James Version.
   2. Non sequiturs are allowed.

B. Handling Apparently Contrary Passages
   1. Ignore them.
   2. Concoct a weird interpretation.

C. Proofs for YEC
   1. Invent new rules of Hebrew grammar.
   2. Don't read the context.>>

This may very well work, and could influence pastors. How about filling in
the examples of each, and if others have examples, they can send them to
you. As I replied to David Campbell, let's get this stuff into a form that
can be promoted, distributed, etc--just like the YECs do with their stuff.



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